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Help Your Child Conquer Stress

Help Your Child Conquer Stress

Watching children going through stressful situations and learning to cope with stress can be very difficult. While it’s natural to want to remove the stress entirely from their lives, this is not always possible and it is much healthier to teach children ways to...

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Risk-Taking in Children’s Yoga Classes

Risk-Taking in Children’s Yoga Classes

We've all heard the terms: Helicopter Parent, Zamboni Mom, Lawnmower Parent. These derogatory labels are slapped onto folks who want to pave the way for their children. They hover near their kids and smooth their journey so as not to be injured, upset, or frustrated....

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Reuse Those Plastic Eggs!

Reuse Those Plastic Eggs!

It's that time of year, again. The Easter Bunny has come and gone, leaving tons (literally tons) of plastic eggs behind. Rather than throwing the plastic eggs away to inevitably end up in a landfill or in the stomach of a bird or critter, let's yoga-fy the eggs with...

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Mountain Pose: Tadasana

  Stand tall, evenly on both feet. Lift your crown to the sky (NOT your chin). Feel strong like a mountain. Reach your arms overhead to come into Extended Mountain Pose (or Volcano). Where is your mountain? Is it snowy or is it forest? Are there cliffs? What...

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Marichyasana

Keep your body in one long line, not falling to one side or the other. If you can't bind your hands behind your back, hold onto a strap or towel. This pose is calming and can improve introspection

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The Yoga Garden

The Yoga Garden

The end of winter is finally upon us. So as the snow begins melting and the green buds start peeking out from the hibernating trees, it's time to start planning and planting a yoga garden for your children. For Kids Yoga, a gardening theme is a perfect way to welcome...

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Arrow: Arkana Dhanurasana

Increases hip flexibility while strengthening abdomen and lower spine. Hold raised foot with both hands to make it easier. Extend your leg back to “shoot” your arrow. What are you aiming at?

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